The salaries just do not work.January Trade Idea:
Trade: Amare, Brewer, Copeland, 2nd Round Pick
Receive: J Smith, Metta
Trade: Gasol, Artest, 1st round pick
Receive: Amare, Brewer, Morrow
Trade: J Smith, Morrow
Receive: Gasol, Copeland, Lakers 1st Round, Knicks 2nd Round
Gasol for Amare makes some sense but I'm not sure the Lakers would make that deal.
I'm sure there will be a desperate team that will take a chance and trade for Amare if he shows his old form. Look at the nets who would've thought that anybody would trade assets for Joe Johnson. The same can be said about the deal that sent Arenas and Turkuglu to Orlando.
I think teams like Cleveland, Toronto, and Houston for example might take a chance on a guy like Amare. They have young rosters and a guy like Amare might actually help them.
Would you trade Amare for Anderson Verajau + filler or for Barniani?
knicks fans always think they'd consider it.
LOL at people who think the Cavs would consider that trade. I love how people think Amare has this great trade value. The guy even before he got hurt had little to no trade value. Now forget about it
People then don't want just Gasol they want more. It's just laughable. And I am a Amare supporter. But I don't live in fantasy world where Dwight is coming here for Chandler and Amare.
Varejao is a guy you could trade for legit studs. Hes a young big man whos a terrific rebounder and defender. Even in the LeBron days he was way underrated. His market value is on a huge upswing, hes been having monster games every night this season. Amare's has been on a downward spiral for over a year now, and with his injury its at an all time low, regardless of what you think the guy is capable of when healthy with the right coaching.
All that said, many would argue thats why you don't trade him now. And I wouldn't trade him for table scraps, but Pau is not table scraps regardless of him being ugly as **** and a soft little ***** on the court. Nobody is soft next to Tyson, Sheed, Kurt, Camby, Smith and Melo.
I could imagine some ridiculous passing with him and Kidd on the court.
The fact that Pau stays HEALTHY makes this a no brainer.....
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